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This tote bag is actually pretty large – 13.5″ tall by 15″ wide, but I love it. The fabric was a pillowcase I found at a thrift store quite a while ago, and it’s lined with a yellow gingham. Then I put two rows of pink rick rack around the top of it. The whole thing is really lightweight.
I made it to carry my coupon binder and price book. My coupon binder (more on that later) is just big enough that I figured it would be easier to carry it in a tote bag into stores rather than carry it by itself. Besides, it was another excuse to make a new bag!
For a while, I was thinking that I had plenty of tote bags (they’re so easy to make!). I’m finding that it’s easier to have several so I don’t have to keep switching things in and out of the same bag all the time. Now I can have a bag for my Sunday School lesson (Oh – I never mentioned that I’m teaching the 6-8 year-old class now, did I? Well, I am), a bag for grocery shopping, a bag for our music at church, etc. It’s great!
Now I just need to go make a few more bags, so I don’t have to hunt down all the old paper bags for an Aldi trip. I try to keep those in the van, so I always have them, but they still get lost or torn or thrown away.
2 thoughts on “A new bag”
This is a wounderful idea! I see cute pillow cases at our thrift store all the time for a quarter. And half the work is already done for you…I like the idea of making it a library bag. I am going to make my son a tote bag for his library reading books for the summer programand put a spot in it for him to secure his library card (hint hint all you crafty ladies) he doesn’t like my “girl bag” 🙂
I like the idea for this tote bag. Maybe you could show me how to do this so I don’t have to keep buying them. It would be great as a library bag. And it is pretty.
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